The Board authorizes the administration of the College to organize and codify the general policies and practices of the Board to form an electronic policy library housed on the Western web site.
The policies will not supersede or override any ruling of any federal or state agency, nor shall at any time be applicable if contrary to law.
The electronic policy library shall be continuously updated to reflect changes incorporated by the Board, or state and federal legal rulings. Such substantive changes or additions must be approved by affirmative action of the Board at two consecutive Board meetings and shall become effective as of the date of final adoption or at a date otherwise specified. Any previous policies pertaining to newly adopted policies shall become null and void on the effective date of the new policy.
The administration is authorized to make necessary editorial changes in policies in order to maintain current, accurate terminology or to eliminate biased language, as long as such changes do not alter the substantive context of the policies. Editorial language changes will be submitted to the Board as an Information Item.
The administration shall maintain procedures for the distribution and updating of the electronic policy library. These procedures shall reasonably insure that current policies are readily available to the public and that all College employees have access to and acknowledge their familiarity with these policies.